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Top ten alternative metal albums

dave "weirddave"
 
Mer De Noms
Mer De Noms
"If you like metal and don't own this, you should be shot."
Blackwater Park
Blackwater Park
"True brilliance. a perfect balance of acoustic guitars and blasting metal, the kind of music that takes you to another place.  'Still life' is also brilliant, although none of their albums are bad."
October Rust
October Rust
"The only goth album you'll ever need. Plus it has that song about a threesome."
Alternative 4
Alternative 4
"'Ginger Floyd' produce their most listenable album. Dark, depressing, uplifting, soaring, everything."
The Real Thing
The Real Thing
"Simply great. Ignore all the nu metal crap, this is the album you want."
The Downward Spiral
The Downward Spiral
"Hell on a CD.  (the other three albums are brilliant too)"
Music for People
Music for People
"Brilliant pop/goth/rock. And so, so catchy."
Secret Samadhi
Secret Samadhi
"A lot of Live fans don't rate this one, but it's secretly their best, full of songs about killing people, funerals and sleeping with your mother. Maybe."
A Place In The Sun
A Place In The Sun
"Heading more into 'alternative' than metal, but great fun none the less."
Great Annihilator
Great Annihilator
"The swans do trance-y, dirgesome metal, that borders on industrial and folk at points. Emotional, lulling, startling by turns, and great."
So Long, Astoria
So Long, Astoria
"The only other punk album I ever listen to."
Blackwater Park
Blackwater Park
"A sublime piece of extreme metal."
Official Live: 101 Proof
Official Live: 101 Proof
"And a fun, loud piece to finish the list. Why don't they make music like this any more?"